Heritage Skills Training

A range of subsidised skills training courses, inspired by the unique heritage of the Stories in Stone area, is being developed and delivered for a wide range of interest groups with the support of skilled ecologists, local craftspeople and organisations.

Recent years have seen the decline of many key natural and built heritage skills. This project aims to provide skills for the future, enable the transfer of knowledge from talented practitioners, and enable better management of the area’s heritage.


Events will also raise awareness of the special qualities of the area and increase the number and widen the range of people engaged with the area’s heritage. There will be clear landscape benefits, with sites being better understood and recorded, better managed as a result, and in better condition into the future.

What courses will be on offer?

A wide variety of courses are on offer, with the aim to increase skills in looking after and rcording our unique landscape in the Ingleborough Dale. This includes recording vernacular buildings, looking after heritage buildings, land based conservation skills and botanical surveying.

Current Courses

You can view all current courses and booking information on our Events & Training page.

There are preparations being made to launch a new set of online learning courses.

Qualifications with Lowe Maintenance

Examples of previous Courses

Living with your old building

Lime in historic buildings

Improving energy performance of historic buildings

Raised bog flora

Limestone pavement flora

Limestone Grasses


Scything - Improvers


An introduction to drawing vernacular buildings


Contact us

If you’re interested in attending a course or have a query please contact Hannah Rose, Stories in Stone Administrator.